Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
— Groucho Marx
What will today bring you? Well it can bring joy beyond your greatest dreams or it can bring the greatest sadness imaginable. What do you want it to bring is the real question?
I used to get up each day and just go about my life as if tomorrow would always come. Eat my breakfast as if there would always be food on the table, hug my kids as if I'd always have them close. Well I now look very differently on things, when you finally wake up and your cupboards are empty and you kids are gone it changes you. Now I can choose to be depressed and let it ruin my day or I can look at the bigger picture. I can head to the grocery store and get the food I need to fill the cupboards and I can call my kids, make plans to see them after work. But the biggest thing I can do to make me happy is remember that I have three wonderful boys and that they love me very much, see I am blessed and I am even smiling behind the tears.
Yesterday may be filled with pain and anguish, but you cannot change the past so forgive yourself for it and start living for today. Remember that all you went through made you the person you are right now, never hold regrets for the mistakes you may have made but hold joy that you have breath today and are stronger because of those mistakes.
And as for tomorrow, it has not come yet so why worry about it? I am not saying you should not plan your future because I believe that you should. Do you have dreams? Do you have hopes? Do you have aspirations? Then live for today and plan for tomorrow. Get out your pad and pen and write down all your dreams, hopes, aspirations, the future has not been written yet so write it your way. Make every moment count for if today was your last would you be happy with who you were and what you did with your life? Love yourself right now for being just you and let no one bring you down. Dream!
So I have today and it's what I do right now that will open the doorway to tomorrow. Live your life and know that the ones that matter will always have your back and will always be HERE WAITING.
"Make the best of your day today, this is the first day of the rest of your life. Love, laugh, smile, be yourself, never change for anyone!"